De­vel­oper watch

Mac Format - - APPLE WORLD -

Ap­ple has in­tro­duced WatchKit, its promised de­vel­op­ment SDK for Ap­ple Watch apps. The re­lease means we’ve learned a lit­tle more about the prod­uct (ex­pected to ship in Q2): apps will re­quire an iPhone in or­der to run un­til later next year when stand­alone apps are sup­ported; the ges­ture-con­trolled user in­ter­face will of­fer Short Look and Long Look views in re­sponse to how you move your watch; and the abil­ity to add wid­gets to the watch face, if you wish.

A ‘Glances’ view will of­fer bursts of rel­e­vant app data on de­mand, while if you press-and-hold-down on the watch face, you’ll get to hid­den con­tex­tual de­mands. We also learned the 38mm Ap­ple Watch dis­play mea­sures 340 x 272 pix­els, while the 42mm model of­fers 390 x 312 pix­els. con­sumed us­ing an iPhone 6 se­ries de­vice, rather than an iPad in con­trast to 55%.

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